Belaynesh came to Selamta with her younger sister Yezina and her older sister Almaz. Almaz had been taking care of the girls after their parents passed away. Now Belaynesh is studying hard in the third grade, and lives in the Dinknesh (Lucy) House with her sisters and her six Selamta siblings. She was at the top of her class last year!
Belaynesh is sponsored by the Oprah Magazine Beauty Department.
If you want to leave Belaynesh a message, you can comment below. We’ll collect them and send them to her, and update here when she writes back. (Note: This can take up to six months, due to infrastructure issues in Ethiopia.)